### Fractions and Remembrance

###### Friday 9th November | 1 comment

Welcome back to the 6S blog! What a wonderful first week back we have had!

HOMEWORK: Due in Wednesday 21st November

- Adding fractions and mixed numbers.
- Learning words from the Year 5/6 Spelling List.
- Research into Farsley Airfield.

In maths this week, we have continued work on adding and subtracting mixed numbers. The children have done excellently on this and are able to solve calculations involving mixed numbers quickly and correctly. The SATs arithmetic paper requires the children to solve mixed number calculations with different denominators and I am pleased with how well all the children have done with this so far. We have also recapped the long multiplication method; children have completed calculations and solved problems with confidence – very pleasing!

This month, we are also doing lots of bar problems as part of *Barvember! *Can you solve some of these problems? Problem 5 is always the trickiest!

In literacy, the children have impressed with their ability to learn a poem off by heart and arrange a performance of it. Videos of our performances of In Flanders Fields can be found below.

The children have also used a range of techniques to write a poem inspired by the below video.

Children listened to the video first before watching the animation. Children then used similes, metaphors, conjunctions and a range of short and long sentences to write a poem about the battles of the First World War. Children will develop their poetic writing techniques over the next few weeks.

Children have also learnt about the importance of Remembrance completing a range of activities (making poppies, creating decorative rocks, reading comprehensions) around the topic. All children are invited to attend the Remembrance Day memorial at Farsley Cenotaph on Sunday, November 11 at 1:00pm. I wonder how many of our rocks will have been found and taken to the cenotaph.

Sounds like a very busy week and some fantastic remembrance work. Well done on learning ‘In Flanders Field’ and performing it so beautifully.